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WCARTS Meeting and Chinese Painting - History and Style

Saturday, April 13, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

This Warren County Arts group meeting will feature Huangxin (Dereek) Wang, presentation on Chinese Painting, or GuoHua, a unique art form with a long history. The current earliest existing artwork can be traced back to 200 AD, created on the same media and by same tools that are still in use today. Chinese Painting has huge influence on the art development in East Asia. In the 15th century, Chinese Painting branched off a style that was the avant garde at the time (the scholastic abstraction style). Today, Chinese Painting shows its vitality through the transformation of art ideals and new media.

Traditionally, Chinese Painting uses ink, colors and brushes on rice paper. Though superficially it seems similar to watercolor, the major differences are 1) the emphasis of black ink to create the "lines" as the basic element of this art form; 2) using the rice paper to create ink and color effects doesn't exist in watercolor paper; 3) the art topics are closely associated with Chinese poetic idealism. The total results are an art form that presents a striking visual impact very different from typical Western art forms.
Artist & Educator Huangxin ("Derek") Wang 王璜鑫 comes from a renowned artist family. His father, Master Wang, Lanruo (王兰若1911-2015), is a world famous artist versatile in GuoHua on a wide variety of subjects. He continued his active artistic creation until the last days of his 105 year long life.

Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome and encouraged. This event is free for members, $2 for non-members. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission.